Now that we know the Wolves are picking No. 20 in the June NBA draft, mock drafts can at least yield somewhat useful information.
Last year, the Wolves grabbed Creighton's Justin Patton at No. 16 after their swap with the Bulls.
This year, one of the more intriguing players they might be able to get at No. 20 is Patton's former teammate — Khyri Thomas, a Creighton junior guard who declared for the draft earlier this month.
Basketball Insiders has Thomas going to the Wolves at No. 20 in its latest mock draft, and it's not hard to see why. He's a good three-point shooter (over 40 percent for his career) and is considered a very good defensive player. He's not overly tall (6-3 or 6-4 depending on where you look), but he has a 6-10 wingspan.
He might not have a ton of star potential, but he could be a solid pro and exactly the kind of player the Wolves could use.
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